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UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018

With resurgence of snowmobiling in Priest Lake, racers flock to vintage race

As a kid, Larry Ellifritz, Jr. remembers watching his father race snowmobiles near Priest Lake. Ellifritz was a loyal son, watching and cheering.


Federal officials ban snowmobiles in Idaho’s Great Burn wilderness study area

Federal officials have released a plan for a proposed wilderness area in a northern Idaho forest that includes banning snowmobiles.


Snowmobiler killed by avalanche in remote area northwest of Cle Elum

A 45-year-old Kirkland man died Saturday after he and another man were caught in an avalanche while snowmobiling in the Hawkins Mountain area, about 27 miles northwest of Cle Elum, …


Man snowmobiling killed in avalanche near Cle Elum

A Kirkland man’s body has been recovered after he was caught in a large avalanche while snowmobiling near Cle Elum.


10 snowmobilers die in thinly frozen lakes in mild Northeast

Ten snowmobilers have died in thinly frozen lakes across the Northeast during this mild winter. Most of the accidents happened in New York state, where officials warned that, despite recent …


Priest Lake revved up for snowmobiling with groomed trails, services

Relentless snowfall has smothered Priest Lake this winter, and snowmobilers are loving it. “This is one of those years when snowmobiles can drive right up to the restaurant, have a …


10 snowmobilers have died on not-so-frozen lakes in mild Northeast

Not-so-frozen lakes have claimed 10 snowmobilers across the Northeast so far in a relatively mild winter.


McCall, Idaho, snowmobiler rescued from avalanche

Crews have rescued an Idaho snowmobiler who was buried in avalanche in the western Idaho town of McCall.


Teenager dies in eastern Idaho snowmobile accident

Eastern Idaho authorities say a 14-year-old boy has died in a snowmobile accident in a foothills area outside Idaho Falls.


Man sentenced in attacks in Alaska’s Iditarod race

A 27-year-old man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to charges connected with a snowmobile attack on two mushers competing in Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in March.


Yellowstone to begin taking entries for snowmobile permits

Begging Thursday snowmobilers will be able to enter a drawing for permits to ride through Yellowstone National Park without a guide.


Landers: Over-snow vehicle rule seeks backcountry balance

Snowmobiles and other over-snow vehicles eventually will be allowed to ride only on roads, trails and areas specifically designated for their use, according to a rule being adopted by the …


Out & About: Idaho girl’s perch confirmed as record

OUTCATCH – Tia Wiese, 12, of Eagle, Idaho, caught a yellow perch weighing 2 pounds, 11.68 ounces on March 1, 2014, at Lake Cascade. Shortly afterward, the fish was confirmed …


Spokane snowmobiler injured in Coeur d’Alene National Forest

A Spokane man was injured in a snowmobile accident in the Coeur d’Alene National Forest on Saturday morning. Brian Davisson, 45, was ejected from his snowmobile and hit a snow …


Caribou country restrictions being enforced

So far this winter three snowmobile riders have been cited for entering areas northwest of Priest Lake that are closed to protect woodland caribou habitat. A 2007 federal court order …


Snowmobilers Wanted Off Streets

Driving snowmobiles on streets to reach side canyons would be abolished by a proposed ordinance before the Hailey City Council. The council recently voted to repeal a 1970 law that …